Chateau Cos D'estournel 2009

Review of the Estate

The name Cos refers to a "hill of pebbles" in Gascon dialect and the name Cos d'Estournel was given in 1810 by Louis-Gaspard d'Estournel.

The estate has changed hands several times during its history, starting in 1852 when it was purchased by the English banker Charles Cecil Martyns. In 1869, it was sold to the Spanish Errazu family only to be sold again 20 years later in 1889 to the Bordeaux-based Hostein family. Through his marriage to Marie-Thérèse Hostein, Louis-Victor Charmolue, who also owned Château Montrose, gained control of Cos d'Estournel in 1894. In Finally in 1917, it was sold to Fernand Ginestet.

In June 2008 it was announced that Michel Reybier, current owner of Chateau Cos d'Estournel, purchased Napa winery Chateau Montelena for an undisclosed sum. By November 2008, however, this agreement was cancelled, the termination of the transaction by Chateau Montelena stated to be due to that Reybier Investments had been "unable to meet its obligations".

 

Vineyard

Surface area: 158 acres

Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc 

Average age of vines: 35 years

Density of plantation: 8,000 - 10,000 vines per hectare

Average yields: 50 hectoliters per hectare

Average cases produced: 20,000 per year

Plateau of maturity: 10-30 years


Chateau Cos D'Estournel

Chateau Cos D'Estournel Bottles

Chateau Cos D'Estournel

Chateau Cos D'Estournel Label

Robert Parker Cos D'Estournel 2009 Review

Score: 100 Points

One of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted, the monumental 2009 Cos D'Estournel has lived up to its pre-bottling potential. A remarkable effort from the winemaking guru Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot (33%) and a touch of Cabernet Franc (2%) was cropped at 33 hectoliters per hectare. It boasts an inky/black/purple color along with an extraordinary bouquet of white flowers interwoven with blackberry and blueberry liqueur, incense, charcoal and graphite. The wine hits the palate with extraordinary purity, balance and intensity as well as perfect equilibrium, and a seamless integration of tannin, acidity, wood and alcohol. An iconic wine as well as a remarkable achievement, it is the greatest Cos d'Estournel ever produced. It is approachable enough at present that one could appreciate it with several hours of decanting, but it will not hit its prime for a decade, and should age effortlessly for a half a century.

Score: 100

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, March 2012

 

Chateau Cos D'estournel 2009 Recent Price History

Prices below are sourced from wine-searcher.com 

WineVintageJuly 2009 
Value Per Case
July 2015 
Value Per Case
Value Increase Percentage 
Increase
Cos D’estournel 2009 £1,224 £3,084 £1,860 151.96%

Chateau Cos D'Estournel Wine List

Cos D'Estournel 1990 Cos D'Estournel 1991 Cos D'Estournel 1992
Cos D'Estournel 1993 Cos D'Estournel 1994 Cos D'Estournel 1995
Cos D'Estournel 1996 Cos D'Estournel 1997 Cos D'Estournel 1998
Cos D'Estournel 1999 Cos D'Estournel 2000 Cos D'Estournel 2001
Cos D'Estournel 2002 Cos D'Estournel 2003 Cos D'Estournel 2004
Cos D'Estournel 2005 Cos D'Estournel 2006 Cos D'Estournel 2007
Cos D'Estournel 2008 Cos D'Estournel 2009 Cos D'Estournel 2010
Cos D'Estournel 2011    

 

Bordeaux Investment Wines - Chateau Cos D'Estournel 2009 Review

eXTReMe Tracker